Open House

Thursday, Feb. 3

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. a Senior Citizen’s Tea Party will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1208 St. Johns Place, between Albany & Troy avenues, Brooklyn, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. For tickets and/or information, contact the Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

Black History Month

Imagination Cinema & Lincoln Center present a Black History Month celebration featuring an advanced screening of Mooz-Lum, a story of a young African American Muslim who represents the first generation of Muslims born in this country followed by a panel discussion, Islam & the Black Experience. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; program/7:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre, 165 W 65th St. Tickets: $20/advance; $25/door.

Art Exhibit

The Medgar Evers College Art Committee & Dorsey’s Art Gallery present Prints of the Masters, a tribute to the late Lawrence Peter Dorsey, at the Academic Building (AB1), 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, on exhibit thru March 10. Free & open to the public. For information, call (718) 724-4929 or (718) 270-5139.

Caregiver Training

Utopia Home Care is offering free Caregiver Training focusing on ambulating, transfers, turning & positioning, skin & incontent care, use of bedpan, urinal & Hoyer Lift, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Kings Park office, 1 Village Plaza, Suite 101, (631) 544-0462 & the Riverhead office, 180 Old Country Rd., Route 58, (631) 369-5500. Please note: Purpose of training is to gain personal skills; no certificates will be given.

Friday, Feb. 4

One Step Beyond

One Step Beyond continues its season at the American Museum of Natural History with dancing to the sounds of The Scissor Sisters, Lauren Flax & DJ Activaire; a complimentary screening of the Hayden Planetarium Space Show & a beer & wine bar, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Guests enter Museum thru the Weston Pavilion entrance on Columbus Ave. at 79 St. Admission: $25 & available on the website at or by calling (212) 769-5200. Must be 21+ w/valid ID.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Grenada Independence

In honor of the 2011 Grenada Independence Celebrations in N.Y. the Independence Dinner & Awards Gala will be held at Antuns, 9643 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village, N.Y., 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. For tickets and/or information, contact the Grenada Consulate at (212) 599-0302.

College Goal Sunday

Medgar Evers College, 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, is hosting College Goal Sunday, providing free, professional assistance with financial aid applications to prospective degree seekers, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free onsite childcare will be provided. To sign up for this event visit; for information, contact Ms. Jacques at (718) 270-6132.

African Heritage

The Coalition for Public Education, Brooklyn Chapter, presents a forum, What Do We Teach Our Children About History/Heritage, with special guest speakers, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corp., 1368 Fulton St., 5th Fl., between Brooklyn & New York avenues. For information, call (718) 237-1928 or (718) 857-1427.

Community Programs

Petland Discounts offers Community Outreach Programs working with local shelters & rescue groups. Luv My Pet will be offering low cost vaccinations on 2/6, 3/6, 4/3 & 5/1 at 8989 Union Turnpike, Stop & Shop Center, Glendale Queens. For information, visit

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Community Programs

Petland Discounts offers Community Outreach Programs working with local shelters & rescue groups. The ASPCA-Mobile Unit, Dog & Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic, will be offering a low cost spay/neuter event at 91-08 Atlantic Ave., Pathmark Center, Ozone Park, Queens, beginning at 7:00 a.m. For information, visit

Business Workshop

CAMBA Small Business Services, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn, is holding a free workshop, Getting Started with Social Media. focusing on networking & promoting businesses featuring primary social media tools, time management & how to build business bottom line, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected]

Saturday, March 19

Dinner Dace

The Meadowbrook High School Alumni Association presents its Dinner Dance 2011 at Macedonia Hall, 103 W 2 St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 9:00 p.m. (sharp) – 2:00 a.m. For tickets, payment methods, information & to RSVP by Feb. 7, call (347) 414-4284 or (732) 874-3788.


Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., presents Night Journeys: An Adventure into the World of Sleep and Dreams exhibit featuring headrests from different cultures, an oversized bed & finding charms that ward off nighttime evils, leaving nighmares with the mythic Japanese dream-eater Baku & more, open thru May 1. Separate admission ticket required, $7/non-members, $4/members. Children under one-year/free. Visit or call (718) 735-4400 for more information.


The Manhattan Theater Club presents The Whipping Man featuring Andre Braugher in a play about a Jewish Confederate soldier & two former slaves who were raised as Jews reuniting & uncovering a tangle of secrets that might cost each man his freedom, at City Center, 131 W 55th St., N.Y., thru March 13. Tickets available at Citytix at (212)581-1212 or at box office.

Art Exhibit

The work of June Blum, painter & curator at the forefront of the women’s art movement in N.Y.C. during the 60s & 70s will be on exhibit through Feb. 25 at the Resnick Gallery of Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, corner of DeKalb & Flatbush avenues in downtown Brooklyn, Admission: Free & open to the public. For gallery hours & information, call (718) 488-1198.

Jazz Academy

Jazz at Lincoln Center will be accepting applications for its Middle School Jazz Academy Class of 2011-12. Promising middle school instrumentalists from N.Y.C. are eligible to apply & audition for the tuition-free intensive jazz instruction program held throughout the school year. For eligibility requirements & for an application, visit Application deadline is March 4, 2011. For more information, contact Bridget Wilson, (212) 258-9868 or email [email protected]

You Gotta Believe

You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.

Personal Efficiency

The Church of Scientology Harlem, 16 East 116th St., will conduct a Persoal Efficiency Course each Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Seventy percent of your life is spent working … and when you know how life operates, you can be successful at work, home and in life. Get vital information you can use immediately to be able to effectively handle all aspects of your life. To register, call (212) 828-1825 & ask for Phyllis.

Foreclosure Prevention

If you’re behind, or just concerned about your mortgage, come in for free services & assistance at the Open House every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. sponsored by Flatbush Development Corp., Neighborhood Housing Service of East Flatbush & The Center for New York City Neighborhoods. To RSVP or for more information, call (718) 469-4679 or visit

Home Repairs

Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679 or visit

Winter Aches & Pains

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Compiled by

Ida Eisenstein

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